Choctaw Nation claims to have outsmarted Cherokees

Choctaw Nation claims to have outsmarted Cherokees (April 9, 2004)

Choctaw Nation assistant chief Mike Bailey on Thursday explained how the tribe purchased a racetrack right under the nose of the Cherokee Nation. Bailey said the tribe created a Texas corporation called Backstretch LLC in Austin, Texas, which happens...

Two dozen arrested in labor union protest at casino

Two dozen arrested in labor union protest at casino (April 9, 2004)

Police arrested 25 people, including the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, for protesting allegedly deplorable labor conditions at the Agua Caliente Tribe's casino in Palm Springs, California. Casino employees say they want to organize a union but are being...

Calif. tribe's land deal spawns rumors of casino

Calif. tribe's land deal spawns rumors of casino (April 9, 2004)

Residents of Ukiah, California, say they are worried a tribal casino might come to their backyard. The Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to buy 105 acres in Ukiah. The tribe hasn't disclosed publicly its plans but residents want...

Expansion of tribal gaming in South Dakota considered

Expansion of tribal gaming in South Dakota considered (April 9, 2004)

The South Dakota Gaming Commission held a special meeting on Thursday to receive a report on the possible expansion of Indian and non-Indian gaming in the state. At least two tribes are considering larger casinos and a third wants to...

Texas governor proposes video lottery gaming for tribes

Texas governor proposes video lottery gaming for tribes (April 9, 2004)

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) included a provision in his school finance plan that would allow video lottery gaming for tribes and racetracks. According to The El Paso Times, tribes could offer offer video lottery games for cash prizes. The...

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